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Old 07-25-2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default M11 TIPS AND TRICKS!!!!!!

feel free to post questions, set-ups and discusstions reg. the new M11 here.!!


i have a question:
- i have been experimenting with the traction controll feature. i dont like the effects that i am getting with my "experimental" setting. would anyone care to share thier traction controll settings?

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Old 07-25-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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I would like to know too.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:01 PM   #3
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i don't see how it can have a true traction control.

for this to happen it would need sensors at each wheel, a transciever (instead of a reciever) and send infomation back to the transmitter, when the wheels slip and then the transmitter would have to limit power etc.
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:57 PM   #4
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pls correct me if i am wrong.

the way i see it is tire spin is caused by abruptly pulling the throttle. here you can adjust the smoothness of your throttle using this feature to get maximum traction. during a main us mortals seem to forget about throttle smoothess esp. in the heat of a battle.
by setting it properly you will be able to minimize tire spin. and be able to take-off / exit the corners with power.

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:58 AM   #5
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No offense guys but I feel one of the most important aspects of driving the car is learning how to control the throttle. When you learn how to do that you won't need any "traction control"
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pls correct me if i am wrong.

the way i see it is tire spin is caused by abruptly pulling the throttle. here you can adjust the smoothness of your throttle using this feature to get maximum traction. during a main us mortals seem to forget about throttle smoothess esp. in the heat of a battle.
by setting it properly you will be able to minimize tire spin. and be able to take-off / exit the corners with power.

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Throttle smoothness, pahh, just control ure finger concentrate on what your doing man. If that aint working for ya this is where step 2 comes in. Throttle curve on ure radio, u can set how much delay in the punch or sumthing whatever you want. I give up on it, try it, let us know if it works
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So, the "Traction Control" is just a fancy name for slowing the servo down? Just buy a S3003 for god's sake!
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Old 08-04-2005, 01:34 PM   #8
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I'm looking to get a spare battery for my M11. Does it take the same battery as the M8?

Does anyone know where I can get a battery holder so that I can use AA batteries for it?

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The "traction control" function on the M8/11 is a bit more complicated than just adjusting how strong the brakes apply. It will actually pulse the brakes on and off much faster than you can with your finger. You can set how soft/hard it brakes, how much the brake has to be applied before it activates, how long to wait for it pulse after it activates, and how fast each pulse is. If you have an esc that lights up upon braking, you can see it working by turning on the ALB (anti-lock brakes) function and braking. The brake light will begin to pulse (you can also see how fast it pulses)
I have yet to really "test" its effectiveness, but I only see it possibly helping with a one-way, and you need to brake.
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Sorry MICROS, but you're confusing the ABS feature found on the M8 with the traction control feature on the M11.

Also, NEVER use the ABS feature on an electric car - you will torch the comm. This is only designed to be used to pulse or actuate a servo and a mechanical brake (on a nitro car).

Traction control (M11 only), though, can be used to modify the throttle curve/response speed in both electric and nitro cars.

No, it is not 'true' ABS like in the full scale automotive world. But it does give you the option to modify the amount of 'rip'. Super helpful on explosive, brushless motors, or when track conditions change for the worse. It doesn't just at like a slow servo. There are a ton of ways to customize this feature...or not use it at all.

The battery for the M8 is not the same as the M11. Not certain where they're available at.

I've used a M8 for a few years and just got the M11 a little while ago. I loved my M8...the M11 is simply off the hook. Tons of features that are very easy to navigate.

Plus, you gotta love a radio that has a vibrating feature!

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No, it is not 'true' ABS like in the full scale automotive world.
Do you mean 'true' Traction Control?
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